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Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance must pursue a minor in education. Students will be required to take 42 credits to satisfy the University Core requirements, 21 credits to satisfy the minor in education, 3 credits of English at the 3300 level or higher, and 54 credits in the major.

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education are required to earn a minimum grade of "C" in all DANC designated courses.

Concentrations

  •  8-12 Dance Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a Minor in Education

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance must pursue a minor in education. Students will be required to take 42 credits to satisfy the University Core requirements, 21 credits to satisfy the minor in education, 3 credits of English at the 3300 level or higher, and 54 credits in the major.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
ESOL Track
Students who completed ESOL 1311 and ESOL 1312 will need to also complete ESOL 2303 with a grade of C or better.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Dance Major
Required Courses:
DANC 1022Dance Theatre Lab (Complete five semesters)0
DANC 1341Ballet I3
DANC 1342Ballet II3
DANC 2341Ballet III3
DANC 2342Ballet IV3
DANC 2345Contemporary Dance I3
DANC 2346Contemporary Dance II3
DANC 3301Dance Theory and Composition3
DANC 3303History of Dance as a Perf Art3
DANC 3322World Dance3
DANC 3345Contemporary Dance III3
DANC 3346Contemporary Dance IV3
DANC 3363Somatics3
DANC 3371Dance fr the Music Theatre III3
DANC 4301Choreography3
DANC 4345Contemporary Dance V3
DANC 4346Contemporary Dance VI3
DANC 4371Dance for Music Theatre IV3
DANC 4390Seminar3
Secondary Education Minor
Required Courses:
DANC 4394Dance Pedagogy3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
English Upper-Division Electives:
Select three hours of the following:3
Intro. to Literary Studies
Literary Studies
Literature and Film
Grammar and Writing
Gothic Literature
Children's Literature
Young Adult Literature
English Phonetics & Phonology
Detective Fiction
Chicana/o Literature
American Literature to 1865
Am. Literature 1865 to Present
Struct Engl for Lang Professnl
African American Literature
Native American Literature
Postcolonial Literature
British Literature Before 1485
Sixteenth-Cent. Prose & Poetry
Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry
17th Century Prose and Poetry
Literature of the Bible
Jewish American Literature
Holocaust Literature and Film
Early Modern British Drama
Restoration & 18th Century Lit
World Literature
Contemporary Global Literature
Romantic Literature
Victorian Literature
History of Form I
History of Form II
Am. Poetry 1900 to Present
Editing
Multimdl & Hybrid Frms in ELA
English Laboratory
The Dynamics of Language
Reading and Writing Nonfiction
Reading/Responding/Literature
Workplace Writing
Computers and Writing
Special Topics in Writing
Women in Literature
Southwestern Literature
Folklore and Mythology
Folklore Of Mexican American
Senior Writing Practicum
Chaucer
Milton
Literary Criticism
Development Of English Drama
Am. Nonfiction/Poetry To 1900
American Fiction To 1900
Early 20TH Cent Am. Fiction
Am. Fiction 1945 to Present
The American Drama
British Drama Since 1880
Advanced Literary Studies
British Novel thru 18th Cent
British Novel: 19th Century
British Novel: 20th Century
Maj Am. Writer(s) through 1900
Maj Am Writer(s) since 1900
Writing Processes of Children
Tch Compos and Lit in Sec Schl
Sp Subjects in Engl for Tchers
Directed Study
Technical Writing
Adv Composition:Rhet Theory
Advanced Composition: Argument
Total Hours120

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History (C)
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6